Monday, January 31, 2011
From Facebook posts today:
Your car is Japanese. Your Vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers - Arabic, your letters - Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together! Copy if you're against racism.
Atrios sums it up best:
The best next step is a 150,000 person US occupation of Egypt so we can write their constitution, figure out who their interim leader should be, and then spend 10 years training security forces.
...Also mercenaries. Lots and lots of mercenaries.
The key line in the whole piece:
"As for the closely-watched Egyptian army, troops took no action against protestors today."
If he's lost the army, he better get on a plane to Switzerland right now. Go hide with his money.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I may need to cut back on the sarcasm in the blog... apparently, the ad-spiders are starting to think I'm a conservative, judging by the ad for Krauthammer's book (DON'T BUY IT OR I'LL SHOOT YOU!) and 'Repeal Obama' on the site today! OY!
HBO just ordered an Aaron Sorkin pilot. Will Keith Olbermann be involved?
(btw, BRING BACK WEST WING!) :)
(btw, BRING BACK WEST WING!) :)
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The inimitable Krugster takes on Ryan and the myths about Ireland and Britain. I'm re-reading his The Great Unraveling, and it's frightening how prescient he was in that and how accurately his columns pricked the lies of the 00s.
Interesting, if a little out there. Altho given the Homeland Security 'apparatus' and the previous Admin's general lack of anything approaching responsibility or morals, nothing would surprise me.
This weekend is going to be interesting. That area is a patchwork of the hyper-liberal and the hyper-conservative. Going to be interesting to see the law enforcement reaction to all the DFHs.
If this is true, everyone from the President, to the SecArmy, to the bureaucrats, to the collection agency, needs to burn in the fires of Hell until this is stopped and any previous 'fines' refunded, with interest.
This could get interesting. Many of the local Chambers have been pretty disgusted with the US Chamber for a couple of years, and this issue may drive them completely apart. It's obvious that HC reform is good for business in that it will stabilize and potentially drive down their insurance costs. The US Chamber's opposition isnt based... on business needs, merely on hard-right political theology.
Let's all repeat this over and over, until everyone in Congress and the media understand it. Social Security is NOT part of the budget. It has no effect on the budget. It is wholly and totally separate. It is currently fully funded. There may be minor problems in the (distant) future, but if we raise (or eliminate) the cap, those disa...ppear. How easy is that?
(The problem isn't that they don't UNDERSTAND this, they just LIE about it......)
The Onion strikes again! Obama: Aside From All The Weirdos And Freaks Around Here, The State Of The Union Is Strong
Remember, Grover Norquist, the granddaddy of the radical right, has stated they want to move us back to the US as it was under McKinley. Here we go.
How bout a poll tax too. Bring back Jim Crow seems to be the new motto in the South. They were SO sad to lose it, after all.
Just because you put the teleprompter somewhere else doesn't mean you aren't using one. Just put it were it belongs and go with it. You'll look less spooky, and that, Michelle, is something you SERIOUSLY need to work on. :)
I'm really not sure what to make of this. In fact, I'm a little surprised CNN would agree to this, just as a matter of fairness -- viewers will hear one speech from a Democrat, followed by a speech by a far-right Republican, and then followed by another speech by a far-right Republican? If a liberal Dem announced this morning that he/she is delivering some remarks reflecting on the SOTU tonight, would that also be aired on CNN's national airwaves in its entirety?
This has been another edition of simple answers to simple questions.
Oh please! Please, please, please. It would be even more fun than Michelle Bachmann running..... let's get a three way primary fight between Mama Grizzly, Michelle, and Sharron. I may pass out from just thinking about it! ;) ( Mama Grizzly vs Demon Sheep! Can you feel the excitement? Can you smell the stupidity?!?!?)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Much of what's wrong with the right can be summed up in two words: Jeff Sessions. It's not that this annoying mediocrity IS the problem, he's just a compilation of all the problems in one empty (tho expensive) suit.
Let's see they vote en bloc against everything, crippled the stimulus, and saddled us with the Bush tax cuts, depriving us of billions in income, so yeah they can take credit.
Wow! You know you've gone over the edge when George 'Macaca' Allen isn't crazy enough for you; of course, it is Erickson saying he's not orthodox enough, so consider the source :)
From Justin Rosario. Brilliant takedown of the Randian right. I particularly enjoyed, being a former Libertarian who thought their way out of the moral morass that libertarianism is.
Good! Keep whacking them over the head with healthcare repeal. The idea of making them vote yea or nay on each piece is great- the public is leery of the overall idea, but tend to support each of individual part (the leeriness isnt real, it's just anxiety stirred up by the Repugs' ceaseless moronic rhetoric)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Amen. Also, I can't recommend highly enough that everyone read Paul Krugman's Conscience of A Liberal, particularly the concluding chapter of the same name. If you can read that and still contemplate voting Repug, I'll be amazed (and slightly horrified!) :)
I am seriously considering cancelling my violent rhetoric pledge in Beck's case. The boy is a dangerous loon and needs to be gone... preferably just canceled, but..... I'm just sayin'
I'm always amazed when the hierarchy in the Catholic Church gets things right. Many priests and nuns are great people, but the ruling structure seems broken. Things like this make me wonder if I'm not being over-judgmental. Me? Nah!!! :)
Great slap at Barrasso's moronic address today. The Bookman quote is spot on. It IS Goebbels' Big Lie theory- repeat it often enough, no matter how ludicrous, and eventually it becomes 'THE TRUTH' (which will set us, sort of like Arbeit.)
It's my birthstate so I should probably feel more empathy for their pain, but it is nice to see the moronic ideas of the hard right wingnuts (and that is who runs Texas) run aground on the rocks of reality
The ONLY change that needs to be made in SocSec is to remove the salary cap. At that point, all future deficits disappear and the system is solid. Yes, it screws (very marginally) the highly compensated, but our tax system is (at least at the moment) progressive, so it's not a huge shock to anyone's system. So someone takes home 135k ...instead of 145k, they'll deal with it, precious babies.
.. on where the Repugs are coming from and where they're going.
"So if you are a type who believes the government can only do bad, who
believes that prosperity flows from how appreciated the business
community feels, and who believes strongly in the Natural Order, then
you are not going to be in favor of activist monetary and fiscal policy
to fix the economy. You also won’t have any a...ctual coherent view of
what is wrong with the economy."
from Justin Rosario:
When you reach a T-intersection, you have a choice: Left or Right.
Going Right is easy, all you do is hug the curb and go with the flow of traffic. It’s safer but you’ll never get across the street.
Going Left is much more difficult. You have to cut across traffic that doesn’t want to let you through. But, if you’re brave enough, you can cross that street and reach any destination you choose.
Which way do YOU turn?